An elemental tranquility pervades Achmelvich beach. You notice it on your approach over the macchair from the car park and as you reach the beach via the dunes, you are surrounded by evidence of its volcanic origins, granite outcrops that appear to have cooled only yesterday. The sand is white and as fine as powder, on this occasion plentiful at low tide. The Scottish school holidays had brought children and kayakers to this part of the coast, so excited young voices mingled with the sounds of nature, a real pleasure.
The generational appeal of the beach.
A beach in the Highlands.
Achmelvich beach is one of three Assynt peninsula beaches in the manonbeach series. Like the others, it is stunningly beautiful and all facilities are at hand, including toilets and a beach side campsite. The quality of the bathing water here has been judged as first class, allowing this beach to display the prestigious yellow flag. The surface of the beach is white sand and there are acres of space at low tide.
What brings Tony to the beach.
A view from the back of the beach…
…and from closer to the sea.